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VOYAGE DE LA LOUISIANE, FAIT PAR ORDRE DU ROY EN L'ANNEE MIL SEPT CENT VIGNT.
Paris: Chez Jean Mariette., . 1728 - xxiv,304,96,191,[9]pp. plus twenty maps and charts (some folding), and eleven tables (mostly folding). Quarto. Contemporary calf, spine gilt, raised bands. Expertly rebacked, with original backstrip laid down, corners repaired. Old ownership inscription on titlepage, old library stamp on verso of titlepage. Overall, very good. This large and impressive book was a product of the first detailed survey made of Louisiana by the French government, in the course of a scientific expedition under the command of Vallette Laudun in 1720, three years after the founding of New Orleans and at the height of enthusiasm over John Law's Mississippi Company. Despite considerably reduced expectations for Louisiana by 1728, the survey still achieved this handsome publication. Laval, the author, was "Professeur Royal de Mathematiques." The book "describes at great length the physical geography of the French dominions in Louisiana and the Mississippi Valley, with particular reference to the ports of New Orleans, Pensacola, and others" - Clark. The excellent maps are the most accurate cartographical renderings of the Gulf Coast produced to that time. The expedition also visited Martinique and Haiti, and some of the maps and text relate to those colonies. A quite rare work, seldom met with, and one of the first major publications relating to Louisiana. HOWES L147. SERVIES, FLORIDA 302. CLARK I:114. BELL L113. SABIN 39276. STREETER SALE 1178.
      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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